Discover how questions, not answers, help drive school improvement by applying the principles of quality questioning to four critical leadership functions: maximizing, mobilizing, mediating, and monitoring.

Maximizing: How Can Leaders Increase Individual and Collective Capacity?
Maximizing: How can leaders increase individual and collective capacity?

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?

—Max De Pree, Leadership Is an Art

Focus Questions

  • What does maximizing mean in the context of school leadership? What are some important facets of maximizing?
  • What is the relationship between quality questioning and the development of individual and organizational capacity?
  • What kinds of questions facilitate the development of individual and organizational potential?

Hank, who is beginning his second year as principal of Magnolia Middle School, is concerned, but not surprised, by the results of the previous ...

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